The classic story of a man who learns to love his country when it is taken away from him. This complete and unabridged version from Hale's 1868 story collection includes many incidents cut from textbooks, as well as an illuminating introduction by the author which reveals unknown facts about the tale. Listen to it again for the very first time! Topic: Audiobook - Fiction Source: The Man Without a Country and Other Tales by Edward Everett Hale, 1868.
This 1877 short story depicts a voyageur town on the Missouri River, and the strange alliance during a winter of sickness between two of its non-voyageur residents: Father De Smet, a Catholic priest, and Mademoiselle Ninon, a woman of easy virtue. The light and humorous story grows rather sad by the end, but never loses hope. Topic: Audiobook - Fiction Source: A Mountain Woman, by Elia W. Peattie, 1877.
An lonely old man with a vanished, disgraced son. A sweet Skye terrier who's always in disgrace. What's brewing in a town called Hopskotch? Topic: Audiobook - Fiction Source: Harper's New Monthly Magazine, June 1861
This 1912 fantasy short story tells of the quest of a valiant and shrewd knight to win the hoard of the Gibbelins. But it won't be easy. "The Gibbelins eat, as is well known, nothing less good than man. Their evil tower is joined to Terra Cognita, to the lands we know, by a bridge. Their hoard is beyond reason; avarice has no use for it; they have a separate cellar for emeralds and a separate cellar for sapphires; they have filled a hole with gold and dig it up when they need it. And the... Topic: Audiobook - Fiction Source: The Book of Wonder by Lord Dunsany, 1912.
A cute little story about a cute little girl and what happened when they put her in charge of a raffle at the parish fair. Kathleen Thompson Norris, who wrote both as "Jane Ireland" and "Kathleen Norris" (no relation to today's writer of that name) was a prolific and popular writer of non-fiction, short stories and novels, as well as working as a reporter. Her half-Irish and Catholic heritage gave her a different viewpoint, and her experience with working for her living and... Topic: Audiobook - Fiction Source: The Works of Kathleen Norris, Vol. III, Gutenberg
An undefended city. Citizens who have forgotten war. Enemies on the march. And seven dead heroes of old. One of the great fantasy writers of all time, Lord Dunsany was comfortable writing everything from opium dreams to darkly realistic modern fantasy, from novels to hit plays. Here he is with a high fantasy short story from 1908. Enjoy. Topic: Audiobook - Fiction Source: "The Sword of Welleran and Other Stories", at Gutenberg.
A lost treasure, a lady in distress, and a message from beyond the grave! This 1855 story is an earlier appearance of Harry Escott from "What Was It? -- A Mystery", and features the same entertaining mixture of science fiction, fantasy, and horror. Topic: Audiobook - Fiction
The first part of this 1920 mystery story from the Dr. Fortune series sends a young doctor to deal with an archduke's mysterious mishap. Topics: Audiobook - Fiction, Mystery Source: Call Mr. Fortune, by H.C. Bailey
This classic 1853 novel of British humor continues as Mr. Sponge -- hunter of foxes, rich wives, and the easily conned -- goes on a foxhunt and tries to sell a horse. Funny, sharp, interesting, and just plain fun. Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 | Part 8 | Part 9 | Part 10 | Part 11 Topics: Audiobook - Fiction, Comedy Source: Mr. Sponge's Sporting Tour, by R.S. Surtees
The English comedy classic continues. Mr. Sponge continues to woo the Misses Jawleyford, and goes foxhunting with the Flat Hat Hunt. Mr. Sponge's horses plot mischief, while Lord Scamperdale and Jack Spraggon plot revenge. Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 | Part 8 | Part 9 | Part 10 | Part 11 Topics: Audiobook - Fiction, Comedy Source: Mr. Sponge's Sporting Tour, by R.S. Surtees
Mr. Sponge hunts with Sir Harry Scattercash's hounds (yes, he actually gets to hunt). But he doesn't have quite as much fun as he should've had. And his host is growing impatient, both with his stay and his popularity with his wife. Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 | Part 8 | Part 9 | Part 10 | Part 11 | Topics: Audiobook - Fiction, Comedy
This directory only contains a few chapters of Little Fuzzy. All of these chapters are also available over on the main page (because I put them there after the main page became available again). So this is pretty much a duplicate page, but I don't have the power to delete it as far as I know. Sorry for the confusion. favorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Audiobook - Fiction, Science Fiction Source: Little Fuzzy by H. Beam Piper
The mysteries of Cullerne begin to manifest, as Mrs. Joliffe receives a flattering offer to buy a worthless painting, and a mysterious stranger appears. The church organist has the strange impression that he's being followed and watched. And nobody will listen to Mr. Westray, the young architect, and his fears that the church tower is ready to fall.... By the author of Moonfleet and The Lost Stradivarius. Part 1 Part 2 favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Audiobook - Fiction, Mystery Source: The Nebuly Coat by John Meade Falkner, 1903.
This classic mystery of a vanished man and his bizarre will continues, as the plot thickens and people start falling in love. Dr. Thorndyke is on the case! Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 Topics: Audiobook - Fiction, Mystery, romance Source: The Eye of Osiris by R. Austin Freeman
The first Poirot and Hastings mystery novel takes place during World War I, when Hastings is still recovering from a wound and Poirot is a Belgian refugee. Hastings thinks he has found an oasis of peace, when he's invited to stay with a family he knew as a boy. But disturbing changes have taken place even on the homefront, and someone is marked for murder. Agatha Christie was one of the world's greatest mystery writers. Topics: Audiobook - fiction, mystery
byGalba, Marti Joan de (-1490) Martorell, Joanot (1415-1480) Rudder, Robert S.
"Tirant lo Blanc is the best European novel of the fifteenth century," says Damaso Alonso in his excellent study.(1) Miguel de Cervantes, writing from the 17th century, affirms: "as far as style is concerned, this is the best book in the world."(2) If this is so, why has the novel all but disappeared from view? favorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Spoken Word, Audiobook - Fiction Source: http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/378
This 1909 short story features the first famous pathologist detective, Dr. Thorndyke. The Thorndyke stories helped educate the police, the public, and criminals about crime scenes and forensics. CSI: Edwardian England! favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Audiobook - Fiction, Mystery Source: John Thorndyke's Cases, 1909
"I found a drunken hobo at Atlantic City who was the best detective I ever saw." From Melville Davisson Post, the turn-of-the-century American lawyer and mystery writer (and 1924 presidential candidate), a story of detective skill in an unexpected place. favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Audiobook - Fiction, Mystery Source: The Sleuth of St. James Street, by Melville Davisson Post
The English humor classic continues, as we meet Mr Sponge's newest friend. Mr. Puffington is rich, middle-aged, single, and determined to be popular in the country. Will being Master of the Hanby Hounds bring him happiness and status? Chapter 31 will be particularly amusing for Regency romance fans. Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 | Part 8 | Part 9 | Part 10 | Part 11 Topics: Audiobook - Fiction, Comedy Source: Mr. Sponge's Sporting Tour, by R.S. Surtees, 1852
A rural case of arson brings in the insurance companies -- and they bring in the Continental Op. Dashiell Hammett's first Continental Op story. Originally published under the pseudonym "Peter Collinson". Topics: Audiobook - fiction, mystery
Here's the contention: mind is the master of all things. Here's the bet: that a scrawny professor can escape a prison cell on Death Row in one week. What will happen in this duel between the warden of Chisholm Prison and the Thinking Machine? Topics: Audiobook - Fiction, Mystery Source: "The Prisoner of Cell 13" by Jacques Futrelle, 1907
Memòria Prohibida - Pròleg Més que d'aventures és una obra d'escenari, és més important com és el món que no pas que hi passa. Seguint la trama reseguim el descobriment d'un món, un món conseqüencia d'uns fets anteriors alguns dels quals restaran per sempre més en el misteri. (Del pròleg de l'autor). favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Spoken Word, Audiobook - Fiction Source: http://www.geocities.com/zioljda/capi/p.html
Cullerne is a tiny marsh town which once was a great seaport. Westray, a young architect working for a restoration firm, comes to help fix its massive church. But before he's even been in town a day, he's already learning about the strange cracks running through its residents as well as the church tower. By the author of Moonfleet, and The Lost Stradivarius. Part 1 | Part 3 Sorry for all the accumulating parts, but the archive.org servers keep filling up before I can put up more parts! The... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Audiobook - Fiction, Mystery Source: The Nebuly Coat by John Meade Falkner, 1903.
This 1859 Christmas horror story puts traditional figures of European legend and lore ('gypsies', hunchbacks, stolen children, wizards, and demons) into a tough New York City neighborhood. The result is a scary urban Victorian fantasy. Better hope Santa doesn't bring you presents from the Wondersmith. favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Audiobook - Fiction, Christmas Source: Atlantic Monthly, October 1859
The classic forensic technology Edwardian mystery concludes. Now it's time for courtroom drama in the Old Bailey. But the problem isn't so much whodunit as howdunit. Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Audiobook - Fiction, Mystery, romance Source: The Red Thumb Mark by R. Austin Freeman
Sherlock Holmes and a band of his most infallible deductive friends solve mysteries. Infallibly, of course. "The Adventure of the Mona Lisa" appeared in January 1912 in The Century magazine, and "The Adventure of the Clothes-Line" in the same magazine in May 1915. Mystery and humor writer Carolyn Wells' two crossover stories invented the concept of a modern league of heroes. (Homer and the Argonaut legends did it back in the day.) She also wrote The Technique of the... Topics: Audiobook - fiction, humor, crossovers Source: The Century magazine, January 1912
The classic mystery of Edwardian forensics continues. We visit the suspect at Holloway Prison (the author seems rightly critical of visitation conditions for prisoners' friends), and wonder what Thorndyke's planning. And why someone keeps trying to kill him. Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 Topics: Audiobook - Fiction, Mystery, romance Source: The Red Thumb Mark by R. Austin Freeman
Aliens have just been discovered! Only trouble is, the Solar System has just been discovered by those same aliens -- and they want it all for themselves. The result is a war and a desperate arms race between alien technology and human ingenuity. Who will win? What is the ultimate weapon? John W. Campbell, Jr. was a moderately successful writer with a science background. He found his true calling as editor of the magazine Astounding Stories, in which capacity he reshaped science fiction forever. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Audiobook - Fiction, Science fiction Source: The Ultimate Weapon, aka Uncertainty, 1936.
Arrrr! 'Tis a story of pirates wishing to retire and not get hanged! 'Tis a story of loot and queens and mysteries of the sea, from a great fantasy writer of the early twentieth century! And 'tis short, too! Topics: Audiobook - Fiction, Fantasy, Humor Source: The Book of Wonder, by Lord Dunsany
The first third of a book of short-short stories by Lord Dunsany, the classic fantasy writer of the early 20th century. Weird, wise, funny, and sad by turns, no two tales are alike. Listen to them in order or skip about as you please. Part 2 Part 3 Topics: Audiobook - Fiction, Fantasy Source: Fifty-One Tales by Lord Dunsany, 1915